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In the Shadow of Blackbirds - Chapter 25, Cousin Gracie; Chapter 26, Soldier's Heart; and Chapter 27, The Darkest Hours Summary & Analysis

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Gracie has wanted to visit Mary Shelley ever since the seance when Stephen came to her. Gracie wants to tell Stephen that she is sorry and that she misses him. Aunt Eva discourages the idea of a seance but Gracie pulls off her wig and shows them some white hair that is starting to re-grow as a result of Gracie's having had the flu and almost dying. Gracie feels desperate to talk to Stephen before the possibility that Mary Shelley could die from it. Mary Shelley then agrees and leads Gracie and Aunt Eva to the round table in the kitchen. Mary Shelley asks Gracie some questions about Julius' integrity and she says that Julius used to burn Stephen's photographs so Stephen hid most of them before he went to war.

Mary Shelley then...

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